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    There IS a Fourth Generation Colt, after all!

    Say "Fourth Generation" in the presence of a Colt afficionado and prepare to have your ears pinned back. However, when doing some book research, I came across this in the April 1962 SHOOTING TIMES.

    So, there is a Fourth Generation Colt! It is a 2nd Generation New Frontier.



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    So does this mean the 3rd generation New Frontier that I own is really a 5th generation New Frontier?

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    I'll take three of the $ 150 models, and four Buntlines at $ 175.
    IMHO the best SAA Colt ever made.
    Just my 2 cents worth...(:>)
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    Senior Member cubrock is on a distinguished road

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    I agree, Don.

    I'd like to know why they call it a Fourth Generation gun. The only thing I can figure is the percussion revolvers were 1st Gen, the 1st Gen SAAs are the 2nd Generation, the 2nd Gen SAAs are the 3rd Generation, making the New Frontier the Fourth Generation of Colt single action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubrock View Post
    I'd like to know why they call it a Fourth Generation gun. The only thing I can figure is the percussion revolvers were 1st Gen, the 1st Gen SAAs are the 2nd Generation, the 2nd Gen SAAs are the 3rd Generation, making the New Frontier the Fourth Generation of Colt single action.
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    i always kind of thought that the end of the first generation came with the introduction of the cross pin retainer for the base pin and the demise of the blackpowder frame.

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    Senior Member cubrock is on a distinguished road

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    Heard from John Taffin on that ad. He said Colt was referring to the number of generations of shooters that had passed since the Model P was introduced in 1873. That explanation makes more sense than mine.

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    But note it says "fourth generation COLT (which) is a proud descendant of the world famous 'Frontier' of 1873 ". It doesn't say it is a "fourth generation SAA", nor even a "fourth generation Single Action". It sure seems they were referring to the generation of Colt guns, not the shooters.

    Colt has a lot of 'splainin' to do.
    Last edited by peacemaker; 05-27-2010 at 07:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubrock View Post
    Heard from John Taffin on that ad. He said Colt was referring to the number of generations of shooters that had passed since the Model P was introduced in 1873. That explanation makes more sense than mine.
    But wouldn't the text that reads "this 4th generation Colt is a proud descendant of the world famous Frontier of 1873" imply it's talking about the gun, not people???



    OOPS, Peacemaker and I musta been typing at the same time!

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    Senior Member cubrock is on a distinguished road

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    I can see it either way. Either explanation needs, well, explaining.

    I guess it could also be a case of a marketing department that made the production department scratch their heads.


 

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